CAC’s up-and-comers get time to shine at Grand Prix

cac-grand-prix-meet-charleston-jan2017This past weekend, the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 35 swimmers to Charleston for a one-day Grand Prix Meet hosted by the Southern Marlins Racing Team (SMRT). Each Grand Prix meet is a one-day meet for swimmers who do not currently have state-qualifying times for each specific event entered (such as the 50 yard breaststroke).

These meets are often the first out-of-town meets a competitive swimmer experiences.  So, they are a great training ground and offer a very competitive experience for the swimmer. CAC Assistant Coach Tatiana Lemos de Lima, a two-time member of the Brazilian Olympic Swim Team, providing on-deck coaching and encouragement based on her lifetime of accomplishments and experiences at the highest levels of competitive swimming.

By meet’s end, CAC swimmers posted 41 finishes in the TOP THIRD of the field.  A total of 51 new personal best times were established, and at least one new state qualifying time was registered.  The W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center, located just off of the Savannah Highway, is a 6-lane pool.  Almost half (17 of 35) of CAC swimmers posted at least one TOP SIX finish:
• Michael Paglio:  1st in 100 Fly; 1st in 50 Free; and 3rd in 100 Free.
• Benjamin Richards: 1st in 100 Back, 2nd in 100 Fly; 2nd in 50 Free; and 5th in 50 Free.
• Saman Vithrana:  1st in 50 Breast; 2nd in 100 IM; and 3rd in 50 Fly.
• Rafael Adi:  1st in 100 Free; 2nd in 100 Back.
• Cameron Bonham: 1st in 200 IM; 4th in 100 Back; and 4th in 100 Free.
• David Zevgolis:  2nd in 100 Breast (State Qualifying Time).
• Alexander Kuznetsova:  2nd in 50 Back.
• Ryan Boudreau:  3rd in 50 Free; 3rd in 50 Back; and 4th in 50 Free.
• Christian Patricio:  3rd in 100 Breast; 5th in 100 Back; and 6th in 50 Free.
• Gillian Gatley:  3rd in 50 Back.
• Peyton Widener:  3rd in 50 Breast.
• Kennedy Cox:  3rd in 100 Breast.
• Anna Satterfield:  4th in 50 Free.
• Kyran Vithrana:  5th in 50 Breast; 6th in 50 Free.
• Raven Bunton:  5th in 100 Back.
• Camila Shepard:  5th in 50 Breast.
• Anna Satterfield:  6th in 100 Breast.

CAC will compete this coming weekend in the Tiger Invitational hosted at Clemson University.  Next on the schedule is a last-chance Grand Prix meet in Charleston in early February before the State Short-Course Championship meet in Greenville, (Feb. 17-20, 2017).

CAC will also compete in the Grand Prix Championship meet in March in Mount Pleasant, SC.  These regional swim meets provide access to challenging competition while concurrently giving swim families the opportunity to see other communities and to experience their tourist attractions (national parks, state parks, museums, etc.) during their free time.  CAC will welcome out-of-town swim clubs to the Grand Strand in March 2017 for the Palmetto Championships and the opportunity to experience to attractions of our community.

Photo courtesy of CAC

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